SWAT 4 in Stores! Yeah Baby!
Thats right folks, SWAT 4 can now be found in your very own
neighborhood game store, or online of course. If you happen to go to
an EB you will notice that our distributor Vivendi has been thoughtful
enough to include our games as part of the Vendor of the Month. This
means that there are big SWAT 4 cutouts and lots and lots of copies of
Freedom Force Vs. The 3rd Reich and SWAT 4 in highly prominent
Everyone at the company and all their husbands/wives, etc. are out
partying as we speak. I however, have a cough that sounds like I have
a serious problem with unfiltered cigarettes so I am home watching
movies and eating cake. Lovely, I know. But anyway, I am sure someone
will pass out on a retro arcade Ms. Pacman anytime now and seriously,
they deserve to. The group worked incredibly hard on SWAT and damn,
that game looks good!
Although it was mysteriously not mentioned to me by any of my usual
in-company sources, I happened to glance at FilePlanet and noticed
that a group called Clan Unseen Threat completely kicked Irrationals
butt on the SWAT 4 ladder. Or, to use File Planets term, we got
obliterated. All the trash talk at IG, all the threats and we got
beaten at our own game! Seriously guys, how humiliating! You can read
a Q & A with the winners
In better news, SWAT continues to get excellent reviews (I guess
the IG team can do something right.) In the interest of space, I am
going to limit myself to my absolute favorites this week:
GameArena GameArena was
nice enough to say "SWAT 4 is an exquisitely crafted gem that deserves
IGN has a video review which calls SWAT 4 a really great game with
good environments, good sound, good graphic, and really exciting
gameplay. This is definitely something I would recommend to anyone who
likes tactical shooters.
Vivendi is running
a very cool
sweepstakes in which in the winner gets a trip for 2 to a Las
Vegas resort for SWAT training. I highly recommend that you enter
because seriously, how fun would it be to tell your boss you need some
time off for SWAT training?
In Freedom Force Vs. The 3rd Reich press:
has a new review of FFV3R, a review that made me so happy with its 9.7
that it gets two quotes:
Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich is such a fantastic
game that I've missed sleep, meals, outings, and very
nearly missed writing this review by the deadline all
so I could keep "testing" it.
Freeedom Force vs. The Third Reich is not just the best superhero
game to date, but it defines what a fantastic superhero game should
Today we are going on a field trip to see Aliens of the Deep on
IMAX, something I have been looking forward to for an embarrassingly
long time. Working for a game company rocks.
-- Meredith Levine